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Corporal Norbert Melvin Szczygiel | Dearborn Police Department, Michigan Dearborn Police Department, Michigan

Corporal

Norbert Melvin Szczygiel

Dearborn Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch: Saturday, August 27, 1977

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 29

Tour: 7 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 8/24/1977

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Convicted of manslaughter

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Corporal Norbert Szczygiel was shot and killed after responding to a call of a man with a gun inside a bar.

When Corporal Szczygiel and his partner arrived, two other officers were already on the scene. The suspect had left the bar and crossed the street. The suspect and two officers exchanged gunfire. Corporal Szczygiel's partner exited the patrol car to assist and Corporal Szczygiel was shot and killed while still in the car, radioing for more units.

The suspect was apprehended and convicted of manslaughter.

Corporal Szczygiel had served with the Dearborn Police Department for seven years. He was survived by his wife, son, and daughter.

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Norm was a great Officer and fun to work with. May you rest in peace. You are missed by many of us and will never be forgotten.

Michael Anderzak (Retired Sergeant)
Dearborn Police Department
August 28, 2016

 

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